Elmhurst Art Museum

The Elmhurst Art Museum - a fun local museum with rotating artist exhibits and a playful architecture AfterParti

I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good. ~Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. 

Sandra Jorgenson (1934-1999) was a Chicago-area artist and curator for the Elmhurst College art museum. She may be known for her support of the Chicago Imagist collection, but her works stand on their own in this bold, dedicated exhibit. The display features Jorgensen's work representative of her involvement in Chicago's cultural history through the eyes of a painter and photographer. The exhibit runs through April 12, 2020.

After browsing through the museum space, head outside to the McCormick House, located adjacent to the Elmhurst Art Museum. This home is one of only 3 residences designed and built by Mies van der Rohe in the US. The house currently holds a fun, colorful exhibit entitled AfterParti. The bright pink and aqua accents add a feeling of whimsy for patrons of all ages. Get ready for impromptu puppet shows and chess games. Could Be Architecture: McCormick AfterParti runs through April 12, 2020 and is included with your museum admission.

The Elmhurst Art Museum is located at 150 Cottage Hill Avenue in Elmhurst, Illinois, about 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. Check the museum's website for hours and current exhibit information. Visit on the first Friday of every month and admission is free.

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